The search giant recently revealed that it had developed a new Bluetooth-based protocol which allows smartphones running Android 7.0 or later to act as a security key for two-factor authentication. Facebook will choose adults via ads on its platform for the app to gather data from them in exchange for a monthly payment.
For verification, users will have to go through an age verification via their Facebook account.
Exactly what those terms are may put many off, however.
All participants will be able to opt out at any time.
Its also noteworthy that this Facebook Study is only available on Android, rather than iOS; it's likely Apple would turn it's nose up at the app that wants people to surrender privacy for money. "We don't collect user IDs, passwords or content people share, including messages". The company also said it wouldn't sell user information to third parties or use it to target ads.
Dark modes in Android apps are not only aesthetically superior (IMO) to lighter-colored UI schemes, but they also help improve battery life on devices with AMOLED displays as darker pixels require lower voltage. The reward for taking part is money, though Facebook isn't saying exactly how much that will involve. In a statement, Facebook said: 'Approaching market research in a responsible way is really important. After users install the app, it will regularly remind them about what it's tracking.
A previous market-research app from the company, called Research, got in hot water earlier this year when a report found that teens were using it and it was sidestepping Apple's guidelines. Facebook is tying up with Applause, who is experienced in managing this type of market research and works with many other companies in the industry.